Cool Careers for Girls: Health

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9781570231186: Cool Careers for Girls: Health

Wow! Look at the cool careers in health, like nutritionists, personal trainer, doctor, dentist, and more!

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Ceel Pasternak is a noted editor who has created award-winning magazines covering workplace issues. Linda Thornburg is well-recognized for her writing in human resource and career topics for business audiences. Together they bring more than 30 years expertise to this visionary effort to record the work experiences of todays women. When Ceel Pasternak discovered that todays school girls were experiencing the same peer pressures, body image messages, and the limited role models that she did back when she was age 12, she wanted to do something to help girls. As a freelance editor, she gained the freedom to work on her ideato provide role models whose stories will encourage girls to explore the world of work and to show them they too can be economically independent. Ceel and her coauthor profile women who love their work and make a good living, the best kind of role models. Ceel is a former editor of magazines and journals. She has worked in publishing promotion, circulation, and production. She started her career in corporate public relations and has worked in many companies "trying to make a living," including jobs as a yacht broker, a photographer at Lion Country Safari, and an advertising agency account executive. Linda Thornburg has made her living as a writer, editor, and communications professional for nearly 20 years, a dream she had since age 11. Prior to fulfilling this calling, she worked to put herself through college and graduate school, and supported herself with a variety of jobs. These included cooking in a nursing home; waitressing; hostessing in a night club; working for a Baby Bell company as a service representative; computer operations and dataprocessing; secretary; counter help in several businesses; and research librarian for a historical society. Linda reached her career goal when she became director of communications for a national association of manufacturing companies in the early 1980s. Today, Linda runs her own writing business. She enjoys her work and her entrepreneurial status more than any job she ever had. Linda specializes in human resource issues. Her clients include business to business publishers, private companies, human resource consultants, and a union. She is fascinated with the changes that have occurred in the working environment for women over the past 30 years. She believes that any girl who has the courage to dream about a profession can make her dreams come true today, as long as she is armed with the right information and believes that she can win in the world of work.

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Grade 5 Up-Inspirational and easy to read, this guide gives teenage girls ideas for many health-related occupations and career paths. Physicians, nursing specialists, a dentist, a personal trainer, a nuclear medical technologist, a physical therapist assistant, and a clinical dietitian are all represented. Each chapter profiles an individual in an interesting and dynamic job attained through years of investigating, learning, and hard work. Along with each profile, the authors present some career-preparatory advice, a few choices for further reading, and lists of professional organizations to contact for more information. Recent salary ranges are included, plus sidebars that give historical facts about women who have left their marks on contemporary medicine. Each chapter also gives a time line of the professional's career path as well as a checklist of the personal qualities that indicate potential suitability for each line of work. Blythe Camenson's Real People Working in Health Care (VGM Career, 1997) and Lois Edwards's Great Careers for People Interested in the Human Body (UXL, 1993) give similar kinds of information, but they are not specifically aimed at female audiences. This current resource goes beyond the educational and training requirements and gets into the heart and soul of what it takes to succeed in this field.
Diane P. Tuccillo, Mesa Public Library, AZ
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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